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Ella Mai’s ‘Boo’d Up’ Ties For Most Weeks at No. 1 by a Woman On R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay Chart

Ella Mai's "Boo'd Up" ties for the longest-running No. 1 among songs by women on R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart since the list's inception in 1992.

Ella Mai’s “Boo’d Up” ties for the longest-running No. 1 among songs by women on R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart since the list’s inception in 1992.

The single logs its 15th week in charge on the chart dated Sept. 29, matching the run of Mary J. Blige’s “Be Without You” from January – April 2006. “Boo’d” holds on to the chart’s top rank despite an 11 percent drop in audience in the week ending Sept. 23, according to Nielsen Music.


Among all songs, “Boo’d” now claims a share for the second-most No. 1 weeks, tying both Blige’s “You” and Drake’s “Hotline Bling,” which also ruled for 15 weeks in 2015-16. Only Miguel’s “Adorn,” at 23 weeks in 2012-13, has posted a longer reign.

With “Boo’d Up” now in the record books, here’s an updated look at the all-time leader board for songs with most weeks at No. 1 in the chart’s history.

Weeks at No. 1, Song, Artist, Year(s) at No. 1
23, “Adorn,” Miguel, 2012-13
15, “Boo’d Up,” Ella Mai, 2018
15, “Hotline Bling,” Drake, 2015-16
15, “Be Without You,” Mary J. Blige, 2006
14, “Hold On, We’re Going Home,” Drake, 2013-14
14, “Pretty Wings,” Maxwell, 2009
14, “Blame It,” Jamie Foxx feat. T-Pain, 2009
14, “We Belong Together,” Mariah Carey, 2005
13, “Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey),” The Weeknd, 2015
13, “Can’t Be Friends,” Trey Songz, 2010-11
13, “You’re Makin’ Me High,” Toni Braxton, 1996

As “Boo’d” retains the No. 1 position on the R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart, it also wins a 12th term atop the Adult R&B Songs airplay chart, though it falls 3 percent in plays in the week ending Sept. 23. Its latest frame makes it the third longest-running No. 1 debut hit on the chart, trailing only Robin Thicke’s “Lost Without You” (15 weeks, 2007) and Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me” (13 weeks, 2014-15).

Mai’s follow-up single “Trip” is quickly advancing at radio. The song lifts 10-5 on R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay with a 14 percent surge to 20.7 million in audience in the week ending Sept. 20, while it climbs 25-19 on the Rhythmic Songs airplay chart through a 22 percent boost in plays during the same period.

“Boo’d” and “Trip” will both feature on Mai’s recently announced self-titled debut full-length album, due Oct. 12.